RE: [CR]RE: (CR) Wooden rims

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From: "Peter Koskinen" <>
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Subject: RE: [CR]RE: (CR) Wooden rims
Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 08:56:04 -0500
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Maybe you all should consider the Corima or Zipp brake pads that are formulated for braking on Carbon rims. They are expensive but worth it.

Peter Koskinen Bingham Township, NC 3/4

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Ben Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 7:45 AM To: Cc: Subject: [CR]RE: (CR) Wooden rims

Will asked about the Gisallo wooden rims.

I have a pair I bought a few years ago and laced into a track wheelset. They seem to ride nicely if you glue good tubulars onto them. Definately got a lot of "strange looks" when I took them on a couple of club rides, since many people have never seen wooden rims. I told them that these "wood fibre" rims where what led to carbon fibre they were more familiar with...

The one problem is braking performance, which is why I put them on a track bike -- where my front brake is mostly for emergency stops. Modern Rubber compound brake pads don't last long on wooden rime - I guess it's a heat transfer issue. I don't know of a source for the proper pads to use with wooden rims.

Ben Sanford
Falls Church, VA